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Kostroma, founded in 1152, is the administrative center of the Kostroma region located about 346 km north-east of Moscow on the Volga River.

The historical center of the city is known for its mostly preserved architectural ensemble of the era of classicism of the late 18th-19th centuries. This city is included in the list of settlements that have the official status of “historical”, and is traditionally included in the “Golden Ring of Russia”. Photos by: Eduard Skvortsov.

Ivan Susanin Square – the central square of Kostroma and one of the most picturesque places in the city. The main architectural dominant of the square is the fire tower of the 19th century.

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walk around Kostroma




Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma

The Holy Trinity Ipatiev Monastery is located in the western part of Kostroma on the bank of the river of the same name near its confluence in the Volga. It is considered one of the symbols of the city.

The monastery was first mentioned in written sources in 1432. Although, it was founded about 100 years earlier. The compositional center of the monastery is the monumental five-domed Trinity Cathedral (1650-1652). Ipatiev Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Eduard Skvortsov.

Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma, Russia, photo 1

very picturesque monastery


The State Architectural-Ethnographic and Landscape Museum-Reserve “Kostroma Sloboda”, located in the city of Kostroma, is one of the oldest open-air museums in Russia.

The main territory of the museum is situated behind the southern wall of the Ipatiev Monastery. Another exposition area can be found behind the northern wall.

Wooden architecture museum Kostroma Sloboda, Russia, photo 1

beautiful wooden monuments


Marina Zakharova was born in Kostroma and graduated from the Yaroslavl Art School in 1987. She takes part in Russian and foreign art exhibitions. In 1998, she received an award from the President of Russia for achievements in art. The paintings of the artist can be found in the collection of Kostroma Art Museum and private collections in Russia and abroad.

Most of the paintings of Marina Zakharova are still lifes. But the author does not agree with this definition of the genre of her paintings. She says that she paints the portraits of flowers. The catalog of paintings.


Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery is Orthodox monastery of the Russian Church. The monastery played significant role in Russian history of 16th and 17th centuries. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 1432.

The monastery is located in Kostroma, at the confluence of Kostroma and Volga rivers. It is situated relatively far from the central part of the city (about 30 minutes walk). Near the monastery there is a bridge across the river offering a good view. The photos were captured by Petr Ushanov.

Ipatievsky monastery, Kostroma, Russia view 1


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The window frames of Kostroma city

Recently we had the post about Myshkin town window frames. And here is the next part of Russian windows frames photos taken on the streets of Kostroma city. The photos were captured by Ivan Hafizov.

Kostroma city, Russia windows frames view 1





Kostroma city beautiful architecture

Kostroma is one of the cities of famous “Golden Ring of Russia” tourist route offering numerous monuments of Russian culture, history and architecture. The following photos of Kostroma were captured by Padunskiy (the pictures are clickable).

Kostroma city, Russia view





Kostroma city fireworks festival views

The following pictures were captured during the fireworks festival “Silver Boat” that took place in Kostroma city August 14, 2010. The photos were taken by Petr Ushanov.

Kostroma city, Russia fireworks festival view





Kostroma city open air museum

The following scenic pictures were captured by Padunskiy one summer evening on the territory of open air museum located in Kostroma city.

Kostroma city, Russia open air museum


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